Chioma Fidelis, has given reason why she decided to put her two months old son, Favour Fidelis, for sell in exchange for half a bag of rice, six chairs, cement and N200,000 cash.
While Chioma, the 20-year-old woman was being paraded today alongside accomplices in Imo State, she explained that she was conceived of the baby out of wedlock and could not cater for his upkeep after birth.
Chioma, who hails from Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State, said she had no option but to accept the offer, allegedly because the baby was suffering from, and also because she had no husband to take care of her and the child.
Aside being a single-mother of the child, Chioma added that the baby suffered kwashiorkor which forced her the more to sell the baby.
Her female accomplice, one Chidimma Unakalamba, reportedly confessed to selling the baby boy to a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Anyanwu, who allegedly were in dire need of a male child.
Although Chidimma claimed she sold the baby for N600,000 to the couple, the couple disputed and claimed paying N 700,000 for the child.
In all, the mother of the baby was given N 200,000 while Chidinma accounted for the rest.
Meanwhile, the baby has been restored from the couple by the Imo State Police Command.